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Tuesday, April 28

Haiku Revieu | What We Do in the Shadows

Tuesday, April 28
What We Do in the Shadows

Silly but lacking
Vampires in modern times
Werewolves, not swear-wolves

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane—like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead.

This review is very late—it's been about two months since I saw this movie. But it might help you decide if you want to watch it when it becomes available on demand/on Netflix/at a Redbox?

Although I loved the premise of this movie—A bunch of hapless vampires dealing with the modern world? Yes, please!—the actual movie left a lot to be desired. Many of the best jokes of the movie are in the trailer (heads up, those of you who were about to watch it below), and even they aren't all that funny. The humor is similar to that of Flight of the Concords, and fans of that show will recognize quite a few people in the film, but it never quite made me laugh more than a chuckle. And if you know me, I laugh loud and freely when I find something amusing.

That said, I really enjoyed the sets and some of the silly special effects. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mindset for this kind of humor?

I'd recommend adding this to your Netflix queue—I wouldn't spend money on it (again)—if you're a FotC fan.

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